A breathing disorder can be caused by a respiratory problem with the chest such as asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (TB), emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). These can sometimes be wrongly diagnosed, as respiratory physicians rely on a number of tools for making a diagnosis, it’s possible that mistakes can sometimes happen or results can be wrongly interpreted. When a wrong diagnosis is made it can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s condition and long-term prognosis.
If you or a loved one believes they have received medical negligence from a respiratory doctor or that they caused you some harm, then it’s possible that you are eligible to receive compensation. So long as you can prove that the negligent treatment from the doctor caused you harm or worsened the outcome, then you will be able to support a claim arising from poor medical treatment.
It’s also possible that you might have received a breathing disorder such as emphysema, as a result of inhaling harmful dusts or chemicals in a confined space. Chronic bronchitis and pneumoconiosis cause scarring on the lungs (fibrosis) and it’s commonly found in workers who breathe in dust over long periods of time. This can be in the form of minerals, for example, coal and silica or metals like beryllium or iron.
These harmful chemicals and carcinogens could also cause lung cancer, where the cells don’t multiply properly and lead to growths and tumours. If these chemicals affect your lungs and cause lung disease, then you may be eligible for a lung disease claim too.
If you believe that an employer or a former employer is at fault or legally responsible for exposing you to these harmful chemicals or dusts, then you could be entitled to a compensation claim as a result of your pain and suffering, health problems or financial loss.
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To win a compensation claim payout you need to claim within three years of the accident or knowledge of any medical negligence. Our personal injury solicitors can give you expert advice on how to make a Compensation Claim, so:
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